Bridge the Gap Online Courses

A series of online courses aimed at parents, carers and schools, developed by Bridge the Gap Child Mental Health. These courses will support you and give you effective tools, coping strategies and ideas in how to foster good mental health in our children.

Bridge the Gap Directors

Founder and Director

Jennifer Wyman

Founder and Co-Director of Bridge the Gap, Jennifer is a highly regarded and experienced Early Years Practitioner and Emotional Literacy Specialist, with over 22 years experience supporting parents and young people to reach positive long-term outcomes. Jennifer is the Parenting Lead and Emotional Literacy specialist who helps to create engaging content for both children, parents and professionals. Jennifer has lived experience of mental health illness as well as her professional experience, this gives her the ability to meet everyone where they are and hold safe, non-judgmental spaces for people. Jennifer has two children and a supportive husband. For Jennifer Bridge the Gap is a vocation, and she is committed to making a difference to the children in Derby city and beyond. ​

Director and Mental Health Lead

Nikki Webster

Nikki Webster is a fully registered, experienced mental health nurse, ACT therapist, and she also has training in Behavioural Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Nikki has also worked in residential schools for children with autism. Nikki has 14 years’ experience working with adults and young people in the field of mental health and has been shocked by the increase in numbers of children accessing secondary mental health services. Nikki is passionate about the need to deliver evidence-based emotional literacy and mental health awareness to children; not only because she believes that there is a current crisis in the area of mental health, but also to simply support children to develop effective self-care and management of their emotions. This led Nikki to make the leap and join Jennifer as co-director in order to support families proactively, and to help reduce the need for those secondary services. Nikki has a busy home life with her husband and two young children and she very much enjoys making the most of the countryside which she lives in, camping and reading a good book help Nikki to unwind and relax.